Our Vision
All people living in the Southern Highlands should have access to equitable opportunities and support.

Our Purpose
To work collaboratively and inclusively to provide life improving services and programs for all people living in the Southern Highlands.

No Interest Loan Scheme

No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) provides individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair, affordable credit with no fees and charges applied.



Aboriginal Services

Support and advocacy for Aboriginal children, young people, families and the Aboriginal community, Women's Yarning Circle, Cultural Connections for Families, Dhungung (Food) Share.


Author: Suzi Kenney

Youth Services

Our team of dedicated youth workers are available to provide information, advice, support and referrals for young people and their families.



Location: Loseby Park,2a Park Road, Bowral

My Life My Dreams 2023

At the end of June 2023, a group of women completed the My Life My Dreams program. Each Tuesday for thirteen weeks the women came together to learn more about themselves, each other and services available to them in the community.


Author: Suzi Kenney

Our impact


In 2022, with the support of a Department of Communities and Justice COVID-19 Regional Partnership Grant we helped families with back to school costs, food and fuel vouchers and rental arrears and bills worth $53 158.


In the financial year ending June 2023, NILS approved 103 loans to Southern Highlands residents to the value of $140,320.


In 2022, 184 young people regularly attended drop in at the Highlands Youth Hub.

Latest Blogs

  • Assertive Communication

    Assertive communication is about being able to express your thoughts, feelings, beliefs and opinions in a way that is authentic to you but doesn’t violate the rights of others. Read more

  • Improving self esteem

    Self esteem is the way we think and view ourselves, for example, we might say, “I am a good person”.  Some other ways of saying it are self worth, self respect, self love or self confidence. Low self esteem can impact on all areas of a person’s life – their work, their relationships with family and friends and even what they do for fun – they might not have enough confidence to something they would enjoy. Read more

  • Walking is so good for you!

    There is a lot of research that suggests that walking is good for mental health – and can be as effective as anti depressants for depression. One of the best things about walking is it free, doesn’t require any special equipment and can be done by anybody, anywhere, anytime.  Walking is an easy way to get active, to be in the fresh air and take some deep breaths. Read more